Thursday, August 14, 2008

PICTURE OF THE DAY 5

PICK ON SOMEBODY YOUR OWN SIZE...America's Wes Piermarini (L) and Elliot Hovey compete in the men's double sculls final C against Iraq at the Shunyi Rowing and Canoeing Park during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 13, 2008.

Midway through the heat one of the Iraqis pulled out a 90 mm M79 hand-held missile launcher and fired it at the Americans. The shot missed (wide right), and a few minutes later a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter gun ship appeared and blew the offending scull out of the water.

Due to heavy Chinese censorship, you won’t see this stuff in mainstream media outlets.

(Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

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